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Apr 25, 2014 12:22 AM

can someone recommend bbq gloves, i got a bad burn...

well the other day i was using my bbq and i was heating up a thin pan sprayed with "a brand name" cooking spray to put some chicken on. Allowing the pan to pre heat before cooking the chicken. i didnt have bbq gloves so i grabbed the hot pan with tongues to bring the pan in the house to put the chicken on, as i had the chicken in the kitchen. when i grabbed the hot pan with the tongues, a big wind came and the hot oil got all over my arm. Long story short, i spent 3 hrs in the e.r with second degree burns..ouch! can someone recommend really good bbq gloves, that are long in length?

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  1. Not long in length, but I'd go with an Ove Glove.

    I use mine for home repair (ie getting water pipes and car parts red hot) but I hear that the main down side for kitchen use is that they don't work as well with steam.

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    1. re: Bryan Pepperseed

      yes Ove Gloves are brilliant unless wet. the only thing further would be to research the shoulder length heavy leather things our vets use when dealing with feral and maybe rabid cats.

      I'd like to see a version of a John Singer Sargent painting of that!

    2. I bought these based on a Good Eats episode. I find them a bit bulky for delicate "get a cake out of the oven" tasks, and perfect for carrying hot items to and from the grill.

      p.s. Hope that you heal well.

      1. I would checkout a fireplace shoppe. While I have the oven gloves now, years ago I had found a pair of heavy, but flexible gloves for tending a fire. They went 3/4 of the way up my forearm

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        1. re: FriedClamFanatic

          Second the fireplace gloves. My pair is about a dozen years old, heavy leather, and I can hold a charcoal ring of lit coals.

        2. I have no idea about gloves, but I was momentarily horrified that you'd burned your TONGUE. Sorry 'bout your arms...glad it wasn't your mouth!

          (I guess I shouldn't skim when I read...)

          1. Don't know about bbq gloves, but welding gloves work for me, with gauntlets (cuffs). Cheap at the big box stores:


            Any longer, I prolly wouldn't wear 'em

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            1. re: BiscuitBoy

              I was going to say the same thing. i think my hubs uses welding gloves also, although they may be some kind of fireplace gloves.

                1. re: swoll50

                  but don't go the retro vintage welder glove route - sure they look cool, but they used asbestos in the old days.

                  1. re: hill food

                    Asbestos is harmless unless you start tearing it up.

                    1. re: ricepad

                      well I still wouldn't take the chance the fibers are getting loose and airborne. (I'm a pack-a-day smoker so I gotta cut the risks where I can until I quit)

                2. re: BiscuitBoy

                  Make that 3. I use them for the charcoal grill and the oven. Have a pair that's more beat up for the outside work.